Romantic Restaurants in Berwick, ME

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Berwick is a small town in the southern portion of Maine. Much of the area is wooded, therefore camping and outdoor activities are popular. Berwick is dotted with attractions and activities for shopping, leisure, culture and dining. A variety of eateries in town cater to several tastes and moods. Those in the mind for a romantic dinner is Berwick have a few different choices.

Pepperland Café

Pepperland Café (pepperlandcafe.com) is on the outskirts of town. It is a small restaurant with a down-home motif. The menu is a smorgasbord of American favorites. The small interior lends itself to closeness and romance. The wine and spirits menu is extensive and intended to complement the fresh seafood on the menu. Crab cakes are a specialty here. Its jellies, jams and preserves are made with locally grown produce. It is open for lunch and dinner through the week and brunch on Sundays.

Fogarty's Restaurant and Bakery

Fogarty's (fogartysrestaurant.net) is a restaurant and bakery that serves casual American cuisine and comfort foods. It is a local staple, having been in existence for over 50 years and owned by the same family. The menu has changed over the years, as has the restaurant's looks. Starting life as an ice cream stand in the 1960s, it now has two stories and seats nearly 100 people. It has a few signature items that come in doubled sizes intended for sharing, such as the onion rings. The bakery provides desserts in the form of pies, cakes, pudding, ice cream and seasonal favorites.

Circle's on the Square

Circle's on the Square is a small American cafe. It serves casual American cuisine with an emphasis on burgers and fries. Known for its large portions, couples often come for the affordable homestyle food. The comfortable atmosphere fosters easy conversation on date nights and special occasions. It is open Tuesday through Sunday for all three meals of the day.

The Lodge

The Lodge at Spring Hill (springhillmaine.com) is a fine dining restaurant inside the Spring Hill banquet hall. It serves seasonal specialty dishes from an executive chef against the panoramic views of Maine countryside and waterfront. The wine and spirits collection is extensive and it has a full selection of beers. Menu items include fresh lobster and crab dishes as well as a variety of locally grown vegetable sides. Closed Monday and Tuesday, it is open for lunch and dinner the remainder of the week.

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